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Operating System Questions

*** Important note about running DD on Windows Vista ***

Options for running the DD on a Mac.

Will the DD run on a Mac?

Running Draft Dominator on a Mac with VirtualPC

Running the Draft Dominator on the newer Intel Macs

Running the VBD Spreadsheet on a Mac

General Questions

Tips for using the Draft Dominator on Draft Day.

Importing your own ADP

Opening your league files from last year

Using different projections for different leagues

When to use the VBD Import

Will DD Updates wipe out my settings?

Can I update DD without losing my projection tweaks?

Printing out the Draft Dominator User's Manual

Adding additional positions to DD (i.e. Offensive Lines, Punters, Coaches, etc).

Using AVT instead of the built in projections

Projections Points and Player Pool Points not the same???

Using the DD with Team QB

Masking the Draft Dominator

Printing Cheatsheets with Player Notes

Explainations

Projection Weekly Weights

GameByGame Weekly Weights

SOS

Baselines

Baselines 2

Best Value Dropoff

Best Value Questions

QB Flex - Quick Method

Flex Calculations

IDP Flex Calculations

FAQ with multiple explainations

Finding Complementary Players

Keeper Leagues

Adding Keepers that don't count against draft picks

Auction Leagues

Calc Starts Top / Calc Starts Bot

Maurile Tremblay's New Auction Method

Maurile Tremblay's New Auction Method 2

Using your own Auction Values

Mock Drafting

Using the ADP_User.csv file for custom dropoffs

Draft Other Teams by ADP option

Customizing the ADP

Misc

Need help finding the Easter Egg...

Draft Log Template - Using Previous year's draft data

DD Lite

Running from a Flash Drive - UPDATED

Running from a CD-ROM or Flash Drive

Installing the DD to a Flash Drive

My Team Feature

Articles

Inside the Draft Dominator

Draft Dominator Preview

Leveraging DD

The Principles of VBD Revisited

The Draft Dominator also has a Frequently Asked Questions and User's Manual both available through the Help Menu.

If you see other topics that are helpful to you let me know, and I'll add them to this list. I see this as an ever expanding thing and should reduce the number of repeat questions. If anybody wants to volunteer to keep this list organized and up to date, let me know also.

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I volunteered to help Bruce keep this updated. See the *new flag below for new topics that I have added.

Operating System Questions
*** Important note about running DD on Windows Vista ***
Options for running the DD on a Mac.

More Options for using a Mac.
Will the DD run on a Mac?
Running Draft Dominator on a Mac with VirtualPC
Running the Draft Dominator on the newer Intel Macs
Running the VBD Spreadsheet on a Mac

General Questions
Tips for using the Draft Dominator on Draft Day.
Importing your own ADP
Importing Notes Made Easier *new
Opening your league files from last year
Clearing or removing 'stuck' players *new

Using different projections for different leagues
When to use the VBD Import
Will DD Updates wipe out my settings?
Can I update DD without losing my projection tweaks?
Printing out the Draft Dominator User's Manual
Adding additional positions to DD (i.e. Offensive Lines, Punters, Coaches, etc).
Inserting supplemental Draft picks *new
Using AVT instead of the built in projections
Projections Points and Player Pool Points not the same???
Using the DD with Team QB
Masking the Draft Dominator
Printing Cheatsheets with Player Notes
Exporting Cheetsheets to Excel *new
Accounting for Traded Draft Slots *new
After the Draft, Using Draft Dominator as a Line-up Dominator *new

Explanations
Projection Weekly Weights
GameByGame Weekly Weights
SOS
Baselines
Baselines 2
How do I set Baselines on a Mac?
Best Value Dropoff
Best Value Questions
QB Flex - Quick Method
Flex Calculations
IDP Flex Calculations
FAQ with multiple explainations
Finding Complementary Players
Depth Chart Colors

Keeper Leagues
Adding Keepers that don't count against draft picks
Clearing Keepers From Last Year Manually *new

Auction Leagues
Maurile Tremblay's New Auction Method
Maurile Tremblay's New Auction Method 2
Using your own Auction Values

Tools that Augment the Draft Dominator *new
Draft Log Template - Using Previous year's draft data
Custom Dropoff Calculator *new
Create a VDP/ADP Hybrid with Excel *new
Setting Up a Custom ADP_USER file *new


Mock Drafting
Using the ADP_User.csv file for custom dropoffs
Draft Other Teams by ADP option
Customizing the ADP

Misc
Need help finding the Easter Egg...
DD Lite
Running from a Flash Drive - UPDATED
Running from a CD-ROM or Flash Drive
Installing the DD to a Flash Drive
My Team Feature

Articles
Inside the Draft Dominator
Draft Dominator Preview
Leveraging DD
The Principles of VBD Revisited
Analyzing Your League's Habits *new

The Draft Dominator also has a Frequently Asked Questions and User's Manual both available through the Help Menu.

If you see other topics that are helpful to you let me know, and I'll add them to this list. I see this as an ever expanding thing and should reduce the number of repeat questions. If anybody wants to volunteer to keep this list organized and up to date, let me know also.

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How do you put in the yardage scoring for QBs, RBs and WRs?

Where do the points go? example for 1 point for every for yards passing, or 25 yards rushing and receiving. 0.0200??

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How do you put in the yardage scoring for QBs, RBs and WRs?

Where do the points go? example for 1 point for every for yards passing, or 25 yards rushing and receiving. 0.0200??

Inside the Draft Dominator Section 1, Figure 2.

1 pt /25 yards = 0.04

1 pt/10 yards = 0.10

Joel

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I volunteered to help Bruce keep this updated. See the *new flag below for new topics that I have added.

Operating System Questions

*** Important note about running DD on Windows Vista ***

Options for running the DD on a Mac.

Will the DD run on a Mac?

Running Draft Dominator on a Mac with VirtualPC

Running the Draft Dominator on the newer Intel Macs

Running the VBD Spreadsheet on a Mac

General Questions

Tips for using the Draft Dominator on Draft Day.

Importing your own ADP

Opening your league files from last year

Using different projections for different leagues

When to use the VBD Import

Will DD Updates wipe out my settings?

Can I update DD without losing my projection tweaks?

Printing out the Draft Dominator User's Manual

Adding additional positions to DD (i.e. Offensive Lines, Punters, Coaches, etc).

Inserting supplemental Draft picks *new

Using AVT instead of the built in projections

Projections Points and Player Pool Points not the same???

Using the DD with Team QB

Masking the Draft Dominator

Printing Cheatsheets with Player Notes

Exporting Cheetsheets to Excel *new

Accounting for Traded Draft Slots *new

After the Draft, Using Draft Dominator as a Line-up Dominator *new

Explanations

Projection Weekly Weights

GameByGame Weekly Weights

SOS

Baselines

Baselines 2

Best Value Dropoff

Best Value Questions

QB Flex - Quick Method

Flex Calculations

IDP Flex Calculations

FAQ with multiple explainations

Finding Complementary Players

Keeper Leagues

Adding Keepers that don't count against draft picks

Clearing Keepers From Last Year Manually *new

Auction Leagues

Maurile Tremblay's New Auction Method

Maurile Tremblay's New Auction Method 2

Using your own Auction Values

Tools that Augment the Draft Dominator *new

Draft Log Template - Using Previous year's draft data

Custom Dropoff Calculator *new

Create a VDP/ADP Hybrid with Excel *new

Mock Drafting

Using the ADP_User.csv file for custom dropoffs

Draft Other Teams by ADP option

Customizing the ADP

Misc

Need help finding the Easter Egg...

DD Lite

Running from a Flash Drive - UPDATED

Running from a CD-ROM or Flash Drive

Installing the DD to a Flash Drive

My Team Feature

Articles

Inside the Draft Dominator

Draft Dominator Preview

Leveraging DD

The Principles of VBD Revisited

Analyzing Your League's Habits *new

The Draft Dominator also has a Frequently Asked Questions and User's Manual both available through the Help Menu.

If you see other topics that are helpful to you let me know, and I'll add them to this list. I see this as an ever expanding thing and should reduce the number of repeat questions. If anybody wants to volunteer to keep this list organized and up to date, let me know also.

I'm sorta new to forums and all...so bear with me. I've poked around and couldn't find the answer to this question...if it's out there just direct me to the right place and I'll look it up....here's the question...I've got DD and LD...obviously LD is updated on a regular basis. I want to be able to take that updated file and place it into DD so that I can begin looking at keepers, salaries, needs, etc for our league teams next year.

In other words I'm wanting to begin doing some mock drafts, et al, with current NFL player ratings as reflected in Lineup Dominator. Make sense?

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During the season, you can update the DD, by copying the Players.dat file from the LD subdirectory to the DD subdirectory. If you did it now, you would only get Week 16 data or Week 17 data.

The DD usually comes out around May each year. Keep an eye out for it, as well as the early bird special to get a jump on next year.

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in years past you have been able to add a salary cap for each team. I'm in a dynasty league where there can be salary cap hit, so not all teams will be able to spend the full salary cap amount. is this feature already there, and if not is it going to be added back. In years past it has been under setup - team names.

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I am in a league that drafted last year and there have been multiple roster modifications. I would like to load the rosters in the draft dominator. Do you have to "fake" the draft? Or can you enter team by team the rosters?

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I am in a league that drafted last year and there have been multiple roster modifications. I would like to load the rosters in the draft dominator. Do you have to "fake" the draft? Or can you enter team by team the rosters?

You can do Team By Team if you Right Click on the Player and select the team from the popup menu.If the players count against draft picks, I'd recommend adding them to the keeper list with the correct Round and Pick.

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Why won't the DD update the player rankings. I feel pretty sure that Tom Brady is not the #4 QB behind a QB like Cambell.

I tried the update for latest projections and everything seems all screwed up. not single RB in the top 200

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Why won't the DD update the player rankings. I feel pretty sure that Tom Brady is not the #4 QB behind a QB like Cambell.I tried the update for latest projections and everything seems all screwed up. not single RB in the top 200

Make sure you enter a schedule (File - Setup - Schedule). If you don't know your schedule yet, enter Avg. Points for each week.

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I am having an issue setting up my positions for my IDP.

I run a league with IDP through Yahoo. We start 4 DB's and 4 DL's, but the problem is that DL in Yahoo is a LB or a DL. How do I distinguish the two in set up?

I currently have it:

Defensive Backs - 4.00 Roster Spots - 10.00 (wasn't sure what to put here, you can have as many as you want on your bench)

LineBackers - 0..00 Roster Spots - 0.00 (I have the Flex Box Checked)

Defensive Linemen - 0..00 Roster Spots - 0.00 (I have the Flex Box Checked)

Flex IDP - 4.00 Roster Spots - 10.00 (wasn't sure what to put here, you can have as many as you want on your bench)

I have bench at 10.00 for all positions for the reason above (is this right too?)

Is this right? Any tricks?

After Keepers - Marion Barber #1... really? It is amazing how Larry Johnson has fell to the depths after being the question mark of who is #1 last year!

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I am having an issue setting up my positions for my IDP.I run a league with IDP through Yahoo. We start 4 DB's and 4 DL's, but the problem is that DL in Yahoo is a LB or a DL. How do I distinguish the two in set up?I currently have it:Defensive Backs - 4.00 Roster Spots - 10.00 (wasn't sure what to put here, you can have as many as you want on your bench)LineBackers - 0..00 Roster Spots - 0.00 (I have the Flex Box Checked)Defensive Linemen - 0..00 Roster Spots - 0.00 (I have the Flex Box Checked)Flex IDP - 4.00 Roster Spots - 10.00 (wasn't sure what to put here, you can have as many as you want on your bench)I have bench at 10.00 for all positions for the reason above (is this right too?)Is this right? Any tricks?After Keepers - Marion Barber #1... really? It is amazing how Larry Johnson has fell to the depths after being the question mark of who is #1 last year!

The way you have it should work. Typically I like to bring my rosters spots down to what people normally carry on their teams. If you step through the DD by clicking the Move Player button over and over... does it look ok?

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I am having an issue setting up my positions for my IDP.I run a league with IDP through Yahoo. We start 4 DB's and 4 DL's, but the problem is that DL in Yahoo is a LB or a DL. How do I distinguish the two in set up?I currently have it:Defensive Backs - 4.00 Roster Spots - 10.00 (wasn't sure what to put here, you can have as many as you want on your bench)LineBackers - 0..00 Roster Spots - 0.00 (I have the Flex Box Checked)Defensive Linemen - 0..00 Roster Spots - 0.00 (I have the Flex Box Checked)Flex IDP - 4.00 Roster Spots - 10.00 (wasn't sure what to put here, you can have as many as you want on your bench)I have bench at 10.00 for all positions for the reason above (is this right too?)Is this right? Any tricks?After Keepers - Marion Barber #1... really? It is amazing how Larry Johnson has fell to the depths after being the question mark of who is #1 last year!

The way you have it should work. Typically I like to bring my rosters spots down to what people normally carry on their teams. If you step through the DD by clicking the Move Player button over and over... does it look ok?
It looks okay... but I never draft DL and only LB. I was just a little disturbed by doing my mock drafts that it picks the DL spots for me and some other guys in my league that only draft WSLB or MLB like me.As long as it works correct during the draft next Saturday I will be fine.Thanks!

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Why are the rankings on the DD so much different from the site rankings? My league uses the standard scoring....no ppr...and the difference between the DD and the site rankings is huge.

Just a few examples...

SJax...8th

Brady...15

Moss...21

Does the draft dominator not use the collective rankings of the writers of this site?

Also, how do I run a mock using ADP instead of the DD rankings? Im getting Owens and/or Wayne at the end of the second round...thats not realistic anymore.

Thanks for your help!

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Why are the rankings on the DD so much different from the site rankings? My league uses the standard scoring....no ppr...and the difference between the DD and the site rankings is huge.Just a few examples...SJax...8thBrady...15Moss...21Does the draft dominator not use the collective rankings of the writers of this site?Also, how do I run a mock using ADP instead of the DD rankings? Im getting Owens and/or Wayne at the end of the second round...thats not realistic anymore.Thanks for your help!

The standard DD projections use just the projections of David Dodds. To get more balanced input, use the Projections Dominator and set the weighting of the 5 experts to 20% each. You can then import the PD rankings into DD.For ADP, ensure that "Draft Other Teams by ADP" box is checked in the MISC section.

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Maybe Im slow...but I cant find a place to determine the weight of the 5 experts. I did it without determining the weight of the experts and it looks MUCH better. The only issue I have now is that SJax dropped to #10 overall. I have the 3rd pick and am debating between Westbrook, SJax, and Addai

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Maybe Im slow...but I cant find a place to determine the weight of the 5 experts. I did it without determining the weight of the experts and it looks MUCH better. The only issue I have now is that SJax dropped to #10 overall. I have the 3rd pick and am debating between Westbrook, SJax, and Addai

In PD, click on the + sign next to one of the positions and the list of players at that position will appear.Click on any player and you'll notice some new boxes across the top.Click on "Set Weights" and a grid will show up.Enter the percentage of weighting you want applied to each expert.Ensure the "Apply to Current Player Only" box is NOT checked if you want to apply it to all players.Click on Apply Weights and then on Close.Ensure you save the file.

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Why do the IDP's in one of my leagues show odd (93.7, 122.3, 108.6, etc.) point totals, when all scoring is all in true numbers?

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Why do the IDP's in one of my leagues show odd (93.7, 122.3, 108.6, etc.) point totals, when all scoring is all in true numbers?

Do you have any weights set in the GameByGame window?

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Why do the IDP's in one of my leagues show odd (93.7, 122.3, 108.6, etc.) point totals, when all scoring is all in true numbers?

Do you have any weights set in the GameByGame window?
They are at 1.0 whatever that means It's really not a big deal, it just looks strange to me and I was wondering why it is that way. Edited by The Man With No Name

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Why do the IDP's in one of my leagues show odd (93.7, 122.3, 108.6, etc.) point totals, when all scoring is all in true numbers?

The DD shows one decimal place, so that you can decide between two players with 108 points for example. Instead of showing 108 for both players, it might be 108.7 for one and 108.2 for another...

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Bruce: your copy from another thread.

In the past few years, the first set of projections along with 1st DD release has been right around last weekend of May/1st week of June.

You probably don't want to set up any leagues with the old DD version because they do tend to make annual additions to the DD so you will eventually have to download the 2009 version and start over again at that point to avoid any bugs.

It depends on the changes Bruce makes. I haven't had any problems importing league files the last couple of years...
The problems aren't associated with changes. The problems are that if you've prostituded the DD function for off-season results (i.e., customized for drafting in the pre-NFL Draft time), you're stuck with that version for the next period.

For instance: a custom scoring may need false indicators to get the installed player values up to the League norm. When the seasonal update occures, the values set for the established players, and the doctored scoring indicators, need to be left intact.

To accomplish that, you just don't import values for players that you've pre-established, i.e., you continue to use the artificially altered veteran's values that you've established for the pre-season.

It would sure be a good idea to just issue the Rookies and their team affiliations in a seperate release....in a "Rookie Lite" version if you will.

Everybody's gonna tweak the Rookie values anyway. But to pre-load the Rookies, and their team affiliations, into a quick update would sure be the "Cat's Meow."

Identify the values attached to each Rookie with a qualifier....that the points are a best guestimate and that the Importer has to be aware of the method used to establish individual Rookie player point values.

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Can you set the rosters within DD this year to import correctly into MFL? I would say about 90%-95% do fine, but the defenses are almost always incorrect and players with nicknames such as Carnell Williams will go by Cadillac in DD so they will not import either.

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Trying to figure out how to download rosters from MFL leagues.

Help please

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Trying to figure out how to download rosters from MFL leagues.Help please

Seperate program under tools called MFL Import.

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Hi all,

Sorry this is way early in the season to be discussing this, but I'm as hardcore of a FF player as anyone else.

In light of all the Wildcat hype with direct snaps to RBs who may end up passing the ball a lot more, in the DD scoring setup can we have separate scoring options for RBs and WRs passing? By the same token, receiving scoring for QBs? I can see Chad Pennington or Pat White catching one for a TD this year.

Thanks for listening!

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I'm sorry if already asked, but i searched for it and nothing showed up.

Is there a way to set it so there are no rookies allowed to be drafted?

Thanks

-BREHH

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I'm sorry if already asked, but i searched for it and nothing showed up.Is there a way to set it so there are no rookies allowed to be drafted?Thanks-BREHH

Two ways that I can I think of that might allow you to do this - BUT each will involve manual input:In PD, set each rookie to 0 in the USER projects and have User projections = 100%. A slightly easier way would be to set your weights within PD for all players. then for the rookies, individually set their weights to be 100% 2008 stats. I believe if you've done it once, you won't need to reset the weights, as long as you don't change it.I don't believe there is a global setting that would apply to all players.Good luck.

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I recently used MFL Import to import a 2009 league for DD. File loads into DD fine with complete rosters as of end of 2008 season, scoring settings, 2009 draft order, etc. However, when I ask DD to clear all team rosters, nothing happens. Any suggestions, besides moving each player from a roster to the player pool?

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I recently used MFL Import to import a 2009 league for DD. File loads into DD fine with complete rosters as of end of 2008 season, scoring settings, 2009 draft order, etc. However, when I ask DD to clear all team rosters, nothing happens. Any suggestions, besides moving each player from a roster to the player pool?

Yeah, open the league file with notepad and remove all the player lines in the Draft Summary, Team Data and Keeper areas.

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I recently used MFL Import to import a 2009 league for DD. File loads into DD fine with complete rosters as of end of 2008 season, scoring settings, 2009 draft order, etc. However, when I ask DD to clear all team rosters, nothing happens. Any suggestions, besides moving each player from a roster to the player pool?

Yeah, open the league file with notepad and remove all the player lines in the Draft Summary, Team Data and Keeper areas.
Thanks Bruce, I actually managed to find that answer in another thread and it did the job.

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I have DD open and the "Team Strength" box seems to be stuck in the upper left hand corner of the screen. The "X" is not visible so I am not able to close it... odd. i am sure its something simple, but I cant get it out of the way/closed. Help!

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I have DD open and the "Team Strength" box seems to be stuck in the upper left hand corner of the screen. The "X" is not visible so I am not able to close it... odd. i am sure its something simple, but I cant get it out of the way/closed. Help!

I'm not on my own PC to check this, but try going into (I think) View (or Window) Default. It will reset the window to the default view.Good luck.

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So I just downloaded the newest edition of the Draft Dominator and Projection Dominator. I imported the PD into the DD.

Can someone please explain to me why the rankings on the DD and PD are sooooooo different from the sites master rankings?

For example....Clinton Portis 6th on the DD and 12th on the Overall Rankings.

Forte is 4th on the Overal Rankings and 12th in the DD.

What is the deal here? I assumed the DD and PD were based on the sites average rankings from all the experts.....

Any insight would be greatly appreicated!

ALSO...I am starting a Dynasty league and would like to use the DD for that draft. Is there a way to have the DD show the rankings for a dynasty league?

THANK YOU ALL!

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ALSO...I am starting a Dynasty league and would like to use the DD for that draft. Is there a way to have the DD show the rankings for a dynasty league?THANK YOU ALL!

I also have the same type of question. I have a league that drafts only rookies and left over FA from last season. Is there a way to account for age in the projections? If I tweak the projections manually, will it affect the 6 other leagues I use this for? For instance, it has Hasselback at QB18 and Staffard at QB25. Staffard will go WAY before Hasselbeck and it throws off my auction values. Keek in mind, each of the 10 teams has 24 keepers from 2008.Is what I'm trying to do even possible with DD ???

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Question About adding Flex positions in Draft Dominator.

In Draft Dominator, if I go to: File-Setup, under the "General" tab which it automatically shows after you hit Setup, it lets you enter your "Starters" in 3 columns (Starters, Roster Spots, and Flexed).

Say my league lets you start 2 RBs, 2 WRs, and then a Flex of either a RB or WR. How do I enter that as a value under the "Starters" column? I'm assuming I obviously want to check the "Flexed" box. However, do I enter 2.5 for Starting RBs and 2.5 for starting WRs? Or 3.0 for Starting RBs and 3.0 for Starting WRs?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! :thumbup:

Thanks,

Mark

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